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CAL
@BOS
1
6
CHW
@CLE
4
0
BAL
@KCR
8
9
SEA
@MIL
4
2
NYY
@MIN
6
8
DET
@TEX
4
1
OAK
@TOR
6
4
STL
@LAD
2
5
HOU
@MON
0
1
ATL
@NYM
0
4
CIN
@PHI
8
2
PIT
@SDP
2
12
CHC
@SFG
1
0
Wednesday, May 8, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 19,793, Time of Game: 2:54
Orioles
8
16-9
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
9
12-13
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
W: Mike LaCoss (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   4  0  0   0  0  4    8  8  2
Royals          1  3  0   3  0  2   0  0  X    9 13  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Ford DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .208 .250 .302 .552 -0.051 1.31 0.000 -0.051 -0.5
   Larry Sheets PH 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .308 .368 .596 .965 0.120 1.28 0.124 -0.004 0.9
Rich Dauer 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218 .328 .345 .674 -0.065 1.04 0.000 -0.065 -0.9 0 0
   Joe Nolan PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .353 .286 .639 -0.003 3.35 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
   Lenn Sakata PR-2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .172 .226 .172 .398 -0.017 0.41 0.004 -0.021 0.0 3 3
Cal Ripken SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .327 .400 .571 .971 -0.062 0.87 0.038 -0.100 -0.7 2 2 2B
Eddie Murray 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .231 .318 .423 .741 -0.084 0.68 0.003 -0.088 -0.0 9 1 3B
Gary Roenicke LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .184 .289 .447 .736 -0.020 0.67 0.019 -0.040 -0.1 2 0
   Jim Dwyer PH-RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .304 .360 .500 .860 -0.005 0.32 0.006 -0.011 -0.2 0 0
Fred Lynn CF 2 2 0 0 3 1 5 .280 .370 .441 .811 0.045 0.51 0.069 -0.024 0.4 2 0
Mike Young RF-LF 4 1 1 3 1 0 5 .210 .319 .383 .702 0.091 0.88 0.130 -0.039 2.6 3 0 2B
Fritzie Connally 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .316 .490 .447 .938 0.085 1.05 0.113 -0.027 1.0 0 5
   Wayne Gross PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .411 .483 .894 -0.112 3.94 0.000 -0.112 -0.3
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 1 1 1 2 4 .260 .345 .442 .786 0.132 1.21 0.149 -0.017 1.3 3 0
Scott McGregor P 0 0
   Storm Davis P 0 0
   Nate Snell P 0 0
   Don Aase P 0 0
Team Totals 35 8 8 8 9 5 44 .229 .386 .343 .729 0.054 0.98 0.655 -0.602 3.4 24 11
2B: C Ripken (7, off D Jackson); M Young (5, off D Quisenberry).
3B: E Murray (1, off D Quisenberry).
TB: E Murray 3; C Ripken 3; M Young 2; R Dempsey; L Sakata; L Sheets; F Connally.
RBI: M Young 3 (11); F Connally (7); R Dempsey (19); L Sheets (11); E Murray (14); J Nolan (3).
2-out RBI: M Young 3; E Murray.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Connally-L Sakata-E Murray.
E: C Ripken (6); G Roenicke (1).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .290 .330 .421 .751 0.036 0.40 0.059 -0.023 0.9 0 0 3B
Frank White 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .200 .231 .427 .657 0.059 0.43 0.101 -0.042 -0.4 4 6 HR
George Brett 3B 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .315 .450 .528 .979 -0.020 0.46 0.009 -0.030 0.0 0 3 2·IW
Hal McRae DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .150 .333 .200 .533 -0.017 0.33 0.000 -0.017 -0.3
   Jorge Orta PH 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .253 .280 .380 .660 -0.027 0.49 0.009 -0.035 -0.7
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .238 .252 .446 .698 0.059 0.54 0.086 -0.026 1.2 12 1
Darryl Motley LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .178 .229 .322 .551 0.052 0.49 0.061 -0.009 0.5 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .221 .268 .325 .593 0.102 0.81 0.133 -0.031 0.4 5 0 2B,GDP
Lynn Jones RF 4 1 3 4 0 0 4 .120 .115 .160 .275 0.191 0.83 0.196 -0.005 2.7 1 0 2B
Onix Concepcion SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .156 .174 .244 .418 0.118 0.53 0.143 -0.025 0.6 3 4 2B
Danny Jackson P 0 0
   Mike LaCoss P 0 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 13 8 4 2 41 .351 .415 .568 .982 0.553 0.54 0.797 -0.243 5.0 27 15
2B: L Jones (1, off S McGregor); J Sundberg (3, off S McGregor); O Concepcion (1, off S McGregor).
3B: W Wilson (6, off S Davis).
HR: F White (4, off S McGregor, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: G Brett 2 (6, 2 by S Davis).
TB: W Wilson 5; F White 4; L Jones 4; J Sundberg 3; O Concepcion 2; D Motley; S Balboni; G Brett.
GIDP: J Sundberg (2).
RBI: L Jones 4 (5); S Balboni 2 (18); F White (6); O Concepcion (4).
2-out RBI: S Balboni 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott McGregor, L (1-3) 3 7 7 6 1 1 1 7.43 18 19 -0.545 0.80 -5.5
Storm Davis 3 4 2 2 3 0 0 6.44 15 0 0 -0.012 0.49 -0.5
Nate Snell 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.29 4 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Don Aase 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 9 8 4 2 1 9.00 41 19 0 0 -0.553 0.54 -5.0
S McGregor faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson 3.1 3 4 4 5 3 0 3.44 18 36 -0.135 1.14 -1.6
Mike LaCoss, W (1-0) 4.2 2 0 0 2 2 0 3.00 18 3 2 0.076 0.90 1.6
Dan Quisenberry 1 3 4 4 2 0 0 5.60 8 0 0 0.006 0.80 -3.5
Team Totals 9 8 8 8 9 5 0 8.00 44 36 3 2 -0.053 0.98 -3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Davis 2 (2; G Brett, G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 19,793.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Dan Ford DH 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Rich Dauer 2B 2 Frank White 2B
3 Cal Ripken SS 3 George Brett 3B
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Gary Roenicke LF 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Fred Lynn CF 6 Darryl Motley LF
7 Mike Young RF 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Fritzie Connally 3B 8 Lynn Jones RF
9 Rick Dempsey C 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Scott McGregor P Danny Jackson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 5-4 0 1-- RR KCR O. Concepcion S. McGregor 14% 86% Double; Jones Scores; Concepcion Scores/Adv on E7
t9 8-9 2 -2- O BAL W. Gross D. Quisenberry 11% 100% Flyball: 1B
t4 2-4 1 123 R BAL L. Sheets M. LaCoss -11% 50% Walk; Young Scores; Connally to 3B; Dempsey to 2B
b2 1-0 0 123 RRR KCR L. Jones S. McGregor 11% 90% Double; Balboni Scores; Motley Scores/unER; Sundberg Scores
b1 0-0 1 --- R KCR F. White S. McGregor 10% 63% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. Ford D. Jackson 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer D. Jackson 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson -2% 52% Double
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson 3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- R KCR F. White S. McGregor 10% 63% Home Run
b1 1-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor -1% 61% Flyball: LF
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor -1% 60% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O BAL G. Roenicke D. Jackson 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O BAL F. Lynn D. Jackson 2% 65% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 --- O BAL M. Young D. Jackson 1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- KCR S. Balboni S. McGregor 3% 69% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- KCR D. Motley S. McGregor 5% 73% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Balboni to 2B
b2 1-0 0 12- KCR J. Sundberg S. McGregor 6% 79% Single; Balboni to 3B; Motley to 2B
b2 1-0 0 123 RRR KCR L. Jones S. McGregor 11% 90% Double; Balboni Scores; Motley Scores/unER; Sundberg Scores
b2 4-0 0 -2- O KCR O. Concepcion S. McGregor -2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 4-0 1 -2- KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor 1% 89% Single; Jones stays at 2B
b2 4-0 1 12- O KCR F. White S. McGregor -2% 88% Flyball: RF
b2 4-0 2 12- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor -2% 86% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- BAL F. Connally D. Jackson -3% 83% Single
t3 0-4 0 1-- BAL R. Dempsey D. Jackson -5% 78% Single; Connally to 2B
t3 0-4 0 12- O BAL D. Ford D. Jackson 3% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Connally to 3B; Ford to 1B
t3 0-4 1 1-3 O BAL R. Dauer D. Jackson 5% 86% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-4 2 1-3 O BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson 3% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b3 4-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor -1% 89% Flyball: SS
b3 4-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni S. McGregor -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b3 4-0 2 --- O KCR D. Motley S. McGregor -0% 88% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 4-5-6
t4 0-4 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson 2% 90% Strikeout
t4 0-4 1 --- BAL G. Roenicke D. Jackson -2% 88% Walk
t4 0-4 1 1-- BAL F. Lynn D. Jackson -3% 85% Walk; Roenicke to 2B
t4 0-4 1 12- BAL M. Young D. Jackson -5% 79% Walk; Roenicke to 3B; Lynn to 2B
t4 0-4 1 123 R BAL F. Connally D. Jackson -8% 71% Walk; Roenicke Scores; Lynn to 3B; Young to 2B
t4 1-4 1 123 R BAL R. Dempsey D. Jackson -10% 61% Walk; Lynn Scores; Young to 3B; Connally to 2B
Mike LaCoss replaces Danny Jackson pitching
Larry Sheets pinch hits for Dan Ford (DH) batting 1st
t4 2-4 1 123 R BAL L. Sheets M. LaCoss -11% 50% Walk; Young Scores; Connally to 3B; Dempsey to 2B
Joe Nolan pinch hits for Rich Dauer (2B) batting 2nd
t4 3-4 1 123 RO BAL J. Nolan M. LaCoss 0% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Connally Scores; Dempsey to 3B; Nolan to 1B
Lenn Sakata pinch runs for Joe Nolan (PH) batting 2nd
t4 4-4 2 1-3 O BAL C. Ripken M. LaCoss 6% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
Lenn Sakata moves from PR to 2B
b4 4-4 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg S. McGregor 7% 63% Double
b4 4-4 0 -2- R KCR L. Jones S. McGregor 9% 72% Single; Sundberg Scores
b4 5-4 0 1-- RR KCR O. Concepcion S. McGregor 14% 86% Double; Jones Scores; Concepcion Scores/Adv on E7
Storm Davis replaces Scott McGregor pitching
b4 7-4 0 --- KCR W. Wilson S. Davis 5% 91% Triple
b4 7-4 0 --3 O KCR F. White S. Davis -2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 7-4 1 --3 KCR G. Brett S. Davis 1% 89% Intentional Walk
Jorge Orta pinch hits for Hal McRae (DH) batting 4th
b4 7-4 1 1-3 O KCR J. Orta S. Davis -3% 86% Fielder's Choice 1B; Wilson out at Hm/1B-C; Brett to 2B; Orta to 1B
b4 7-4 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni S. Davis -2% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 7.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 4-5-6
t5 4-7 0 --- O BAL E. Murray M. LaCoss 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-7 1 --- O BAL G. Roenicke M. LaCoss 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 4-7 2 --- BAL F. Lynn M. LaCoss -1% 86% Walk
t5 4-7 2 1-- O BAL M. Young M. LaCoss 2% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Orioles' Storm Davis facing 6-7-8
b5 7-4 0 --- KCR D. Motley S. Davis 1% 90% Single
b5 7-4 0 1-- OO KCR J. Sundberg S. Davis -3% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b5 7-4 2 --- O KCR L. Jones S. Davis -0% 87% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 7.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 8-9-1
t6 4-7 0 --- O BAL F. Connally M. LaCoss 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-7 1 --- O BAL R. Dempsey M. LaCoss 2% 90% Strikeout
t6 4-7 2 --- BAL L. Sheets M. LaCoss -1% 89% Single
t6 4-7 2 1-- O BAL L. Sakata M. LaCoss 2% 91% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Orioles' Storm Davis facing 9-1-2
b6 7-4 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion S. Davis -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 7-4 1 --- KCR W. Wilson S. Davis 1% 91% Single
b6 7-4 1 1-- O KCR F. White S. Davis -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 2B
b6 7-4 2 -2- KCR G. Brett S. Davis 0% 91% Intentional Walk
b6 7-4 2 12- KCR J. Orta S. Davis 1% 92% Walk; Wilson to 3B; Brett to 2B
b6 7-4 2 123 RR KCR S. Balboni S. Davis 5% 97% Single; Wilson Scores; Brett Scores; Orta to 2B
b6 9-4 2 12- O KCR D. Motley S. Davis -0% 97% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 9.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 3-4-5
t7 4-9 0 --- BAL C. Ripken M. LaCoss -2% 95% Single
t7 4-9 0 1-- O BAL E. Murray M. LaCoss 2% 97% Flyball: SS
Jim Dwyer pinch hits for Gary Roenicke (LF) batting 5th
t7 4-9 1 1-- O BAL J. Dwyer M. LaCoss 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 4-9 2 1-- O BAL F. Lynn M. LaCoss 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Orioles' Nate Snell facing 7-8-9
Nate Snell replaces Storm Davis pitching
Mike Young moves from RF to LF
Jim Dwyer moves from PH to RF
b7 9-4 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg N. Snell -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 9-4 1 --- KCR L. Jones N. Snell 0% 99% Single
b7 9-4 1 1-- O KCR O. Concepcion N. Snell -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Concepcion to 1B
b7 9-4 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson N. Snell -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
t8 4-9 0 --- O BAL M. Young M. LaCoss 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-9 1 --- O BAL F. Connally M. LaCoss 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t8 4-9 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey M. LaCoss 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Orioles' Don Aase facing 2-3-4
Don Aase replaces Nate Snell pitching
b8 9-4 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Aase -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Aase 0% 100% Single
b8 9-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Orta D. Aase -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Orta to 1B
b8 9-4 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni D. Aase -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 9.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 1-2-3
Dan Quisenberry replaces Mike LaCoss pitching
t9 4-9 0 --- O BAL L. Sheets D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-9 1 --- BAL L. Sakata D. Quisenberry -0% 99% Single
t9 4-9 1 1-- O BAL C. Ripken D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
t9 4-9 2 1-- R BAL E. Murray D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Triple; Sakata Scores
t9 5-9 2 --3 BAL J. Dwyer D. Quisenberry -1% 99% Walk
t9 5-9 2 1-3 BAL F. Lynn D. Quisenberry -3% 96% Walk; Dwyer to 2B
t9 5-9 2 123 RRR BAL M. Young D. Quisenberry -8% 89% Double; Murray Scores; Dwyer Scores; Lynn Scores
Wayne Gross pinch hits for Fritzie Connally (3B) batting 8th
t9 8-9 2 -2- O BAL W. Gross D. Quisenberry 11% 100% Flyball: 1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 9.

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